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Resident workers - Hours worked

35.0% of the resident workers in Ballina Shire work 40 or more hours, compared to 44.1% in New South Wales.

Hours worked shows the distribution of employment hours for Ballina Shire's residents. Full-time employment is considered 35-hours and over.

The hours worked by employed people in Ballina Shire depends on a number of factors:

  • The availability and take-up of part-time work;
  • The industry sector in which they work;
  • The occupation level and requirement or opportunity to work overtime, and;
  • The age structure and household structure of the working population.

Hours worked statistics should be viewed in conjunction with Age structure, Occupations and Income to provide more insight into the observations made.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

Resident workers hours worked
Ballina Shire 20162011Change
Hours workedNumber%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2011 to 2016
None5943.43.27284.43.8-134
1 hour - 15 hours2,33313.410.82,27213.710.4+61
16 hours - 24 hours2,16812.410.41,87411.39.7+294
25 hours - 34 hours2,64415.110.52,30813.99.8+336
35 hours - 39 hours3,26318.719.12,93517.718.2+328
40 hours2,57714.820.02,45014.819.4+127
41 hours - 48 hours1,2337.19.11,3308.010.0-97
49 hours or more2,30913.214.92,35014.216.4-41
Not stated3452.02.03422.12.3+3

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Resident workers hours worked, 2016
Resident workers hours worked, 2016 None, New South Wales : 3.2% 1 hour - 15 hours, New South Wales : 10.8% 16 hours - 24 hours, New South Wales : 10.4% 25 hours - 34 hours, New South Wales : 10.5% 35 hours - 39 hours, New South Wales : 19.1% 40 hours, New South Wales : 20.0% 41 hours - 48 hours, New South Wales : 9.1% 49 hours or more, New South Wales : 14.9% Not stated, New South Wales : 2.0% None, Ballina Shire - All industries: 3.4% 1 hour - 15 hours, Ballina Shire - All industries: 13.4% 16 hours - 24 hours, Ballina Shire - All industries: 12.4% 25 hours - 34 hours, Ballina Shire - All industries: 15.1% 35 hours - 39 hours, Ballina Shire - All industries: 18.7% 40 hours, Ballina Shire - All industries: 14.8% 41 hours - 48 hours, Ballina Shire - All industries: 7.1% 49 hours or more, Ballina Shire - All industries: 13.2% Not stated, Ballina Shire - All industries: 2.0%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in resident workers hours worked, 2011 to 2016
Change in resident workers hours worked, 2011 to 2016 None, Ballina Shire - All industries: -134 1 hour - 15 hours, Ballina Shire - All industries: +61 16 hours - 24 hours, Ballina Shire - All industries: +294 25 hours - 34 hours, Ballina Shire - All industries: +336 35 hours - 39 hours, Ballina Shire - All industries: +328 40 hours, Ballina Shire - All industries: +127 41 hours - 48 hours, Ballina Shire - All industries: -97 49 hours or more, Ballina Shire - All industries: -41 Not stated, Ballina Shire - All industries: +3
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the hours worked by Ballina Shire's resident workers in 2016 compared to New South Wales shows that there was a higher proportion of people who worked part-time (34 hours or less) and a lower proportion of people worked full-time (35 hours or more).

Overall, 44.3% of the resident workers worked part-time (34 hours or less), and 53.7% worked full-time (35 hours or more), compared with 34.9% and 63.1% respectively for New South Wales.

The major differences between the hours worked by the resident workers of Ballina Shire and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked 25 hours - 34 hours (15.1% compared to 10.5%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked 1 hour - 15 hours (13.4% compared to 10.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 40 hours (14.8% compared to 20.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 41 hours - 48 hours (7.1% compared to 9.1%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, the number of the resident workers working full-time (35 hours or more) in Ballina Shire increased by 317 people (3.5%).

The largest changes in hours worked by the resident workers in Ballina Shire between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • 25 hours - 34 hours (+336 people)
  • 35 hours - 39 hours (+328 people)
  • 16 hours - 24 hours (+294 people)
  • None (-134 people)

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